Two Arrested at LACMA During an Abortion Rights Protest – Los Angeles

A pair of vets from the group RiseUp4AbortionRights chained themselves to a lamppost installation at the Los
Angeles County Museum Of Art, amid a seaof body bags and hangers in an effort to bring attention the lives that will suffer from Roe v. Wade’s repeal by the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to the group the civil disobedience protest at LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Miracle Mile started around 1 p.m. According to the group, the protest at LACMA at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Miracle Mile has drawn police to the area and the two women were arrested.

Lavi Bourne declared, “I am putting all of my body on the line today to call for action.” “Because we can’t sit by as we take away our freedom, rights, futures. When you remove our rights, there is no business as usual. We demand nationwide legal abortion now.”

Victoria Eggers, the other vet and organizer for the L.A. chapter of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and Vets Rise For Roe said, “I enlisted to defend freedom, not to have mine stolen. Together we can fight for equality.
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“This isn’t a protest against LACMA. It is a call to artists community and all of society: Silence equates to compliance. Get involved and take action now to support abortion rights.

Luna Hernandez, an organizer with RiseUp4AbortionRights and the Revolution Club, said, “Forced motherhood is female enslavement. “What happened today is a call-to-action.”

RiseUp4AbortionRights.org says it is a national organization calling for mass, sustained, nonviolent protest to demand the federal government restore legal nationwide abortion.

Los Angeles police reported that protesters shut down traffic on Wilshire Boulevard between Spaulding Avenues and Fairfax avenues.

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